The questions you should ask any edtech company before you buy

29th August 2017

As school leaders know only too well, it is crucial to carry out a thorough due diligence process before making any investment with precious school funds. But when buying an edtech product this is particularly important. While new advancements are exciting and present educators with opportunities, SLTs are right to approach such propositions with a […]

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How to challenge more able learners with GCSEPod

25th July 2017

Students learn at different speeds and apply themselves in different ways. In particular, the way that students behave during independent learning periods can vary massively across a school. GCSEPod is designed to drive student progress and empower learners to engage with subject matter at their own pace. For low-on-confidence learners and those who are slower […]

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How GCSEPod helps to close the gender gap

20th July 2017

When it comes to studying, there’s a clear and widening gender gap in education – and it’s a global issue. According to an article published in the economist, this is down to 3 clear reasons:  Girls read more  Girls spend longer doing homework  Boys are “too cool for school” However, the introduction of GCSEPod has […]

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Optimising GCSE revision resources: 3–5 minutes of quality, concise content

3rd July 2017

Here’s why short bursts of audio-visual learning are perfect for plugging knowledge gaps. With so many exams squeezed into a narrow window between May and June, the modern GCSE student must be organised if he or she wants to leave enough time to revise for each subject. To handle such tight time restrictions, pupils need […]

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GCSE revision resources: reaching the low-on-confidence student

20th June 2017

A child who is confident in his or her ability to learn is a more engaged student on the whole. One of the key terms being used in directives from the Department for Education is “self-esteem” and the importance of instilling confidence in children. As teachers know, bad behaviour often stems from low self-esteem, which […]

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